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7 definitions found
 for Rot
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rot \Rot\, v. t.
     1. To make putrid; to cause to be wholly or partially
        decomposed by natural processes; as, to rot vegetable
        fiber.
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     2. To expose, as flax, to a process of maceration, etc., for
        the purpose of separating the fiber; to ret.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rot \Rot\, n.
     1. Process of rotting; decay; putrefaction.
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     2. (Bot.) A disease or decay in fruits, leaves, or wood,
        supposed to be caused by minute fungi. See Bitter rot,
        Black rot, etc., below.
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     3. [Cf. G. rotz glanders.] A fatal distemper which attacks
        sheep and sometimes other animals. It is due to the
        presence of a parasitic worm in the liver or gall bladder.
        See 1st Fluke, 2.
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              His cattle must of rot and murrain die. --Milton.
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     Bitter rot (Bot.), a disease of apples, caused by the
        fungus Glaeosporium fructigenum. --F. L. Scribner.
  
     Black rot (Bot.), a disease of grapevines, attacking the
        leaves and fruit, caused by the fungus Laestadia
        Bidwellii. --F. L. Scribner.
  
     Dry rot (Bot.) See under Dry.
  
     Grinder's rot (Med.) See under Grinder.
  
     Potato rot. (Bot.) See under Potato.
  
     White rot (Bot.), a disease of grapes, first appearing in
        whitish pustules on the fruit, caused by the fungus
        Coniothyrium diplodiella. --F. L. Scribner.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rot \Rot\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rotted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Rotting.] [OE. rotien, AS. rotian; akin to D. rotten, Prov.
     G. rotten, OHG. rozz?n, G. r["o]sten to steep flax, Icel.
     rotna to rot, Sw. ruttna, Dan. raadne, Icel. rottin rotten.
     [root]117. Cf. Ret, Rotten.]
     1. To undergo a process common to organic substances by which
        they lose the cohesion of their parts and pass through
        certain chemical changes, giving off usually in some
        stages of the process more or less offensive odors; to
        become decomposed by a natural process; to putrefy; to
        decay.
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              Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot,
              To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot. --Pope.
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     2. Figuratively: To perish slowly; to decay; to die; to
        become corrupt.
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              Four of the sufferers were left to rot in irons.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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              Rot, poor bachelor, in your club.     --Thackeray.
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     Syn: To putrefy; corrupt; decay; spoil.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bane \Bane\ (b[=a]n), n. [OE. bane destruction, AS. bana
     murderer; akin to Icel. bani death, murderer, OHG. bana
     murder, bano murderer, Goth. banja stroke, wound, Gr. foney`s
     murderer, fo`nos murder, OIr. bath death, benim I strike.
     [root]31.]
     1. That which destroys life, esp. poison of a deadly quality.
        [Obs. except in combination, as in ratsbane, henbane,
        etc.]
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     2. Destruction; death. [Obs.]
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              The cup of deception spiced and tempered to their
              bane.                                 --Milton.
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     3. Any cause of ruin, or lasting injury; harm; woe.
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              Money, thou bane of bliss, and source of woe.
                                                    --Herbert.
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     4. A disease in sheep, commonly termed the rot.
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     Syn: Poison; ruin; destruction; injury; pest.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rot
      n 1: a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
           [syn: putrefaction, rot]
      2: (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal
         action [syn: decomposition, rot, rotting,
         putrefaction]
      3: unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false
         statements) [syn: bunk, bunkum, buncombe, guff,
         rot, hogwash]
      v 1: break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat" [syn:
           decompose, rot, molder, moulder]
      2: become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting
         away in many prisons all over the world" [syn: waste,
         rot]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  165 Moby Thesaurus words for "rot":
     Texas fever, anthrax, aphthous fever, baloney, bighead, bilge,
     black quarter, blackleg, blackwater, blah, blah-blah, blast,
     blight, blind staggers, bloody flux, bop, bosh, break down,
     break up, broken wind, bull, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, cancer,
     canker, caries, carrion, cattle plague, charbon, corrupt,
     corruption, crap, crumble, crumble into dust, dandruff, debase,
     debauch, decay, decline, decompose, decomposition, degenerate,
     demoralize, deprave, descend, disimprove, disintegrate, distemper,
     dry rot, excrement, fall into decay, fall to pieces, fester, filth,
     flapdoodle, foot-and-mouth disease, foul matter, foulness, fungus,
     furfur, gangrene, gapes, gas, glanders, go bad, go to pieces, guff,
     gup, heaves, hog cholera, hogwash, hokum, hooey,
     hoof-and-mouth disease, hot air, hydrophobia, liver rot, loco,
     loco disease, locoism, mad staggers, malarkey, malignant catarrh,
     malignant catarrhal fever, malignant pustule, mange, megrims, mess,
     mildew, milzbrand, mold, molder, moonshine, mortification, mortify,
     moth, moth and rust, muck, mucus, must, necrose, necrosis,
     obscenity, ordure, paratuberculosis, pervert, pest, piffle, pip,
     poppycock, pseudotuberculosis, pus, putrefaction, putrefy,
     putresce, putrescence, putrid matter, putridity, putridness,
     quarter evil, rabies, rancidity, rancidness, rankle, rankness,
     retrograde, rinderpest, rottenness, rubbish, rust, scabies, scat,
     scurf, scuz, sheep rot, shit, sink, slime, slough, smut, snot,
     sordes, sphacelate, sphacelation, sphacelus, splenic fever, spoil,
     spoilage, staggers, stain, stringhalt, suppurate, swine dysentery,
     taint, tommyrot, tooth decay, trash, tripe, turn, vitiate, warp,
     wind, worm, worsen
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

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